HRD Strategic Development offers coaching, mentoring, strategic planning, training and development to leaders and boards of churches, non-profit organizations and community organizations.  These services are offered through group sessions, cohort modules and one on one sessions. 

HRD Institute


"Training Leaders to Impact the World"


The HRD Institute intentionally brings together the academy and the church for practical instruction and impartation.  Topics covered include church administration, leadership, church advancement and preaching. 

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Rev. Herbert Reynolds Davis, PhD

President, HRD Strategic Development LLC

Founder & Principal Instructor, HRD Institute

Founder and Senior Pastor, Nehemiah Church COGIC


Herbert Reynolds Davis maintains an active academic, ecclesiastical and advocacy profile engaging: Church Planting, Community Organizing and Advocacy, Christian Theology, Leadership Development and Organizational Consulting.  Herbert holds a Bachelor degree in Religion (Kalamazoo College), the Master of Divinity degree (Duke Divinity School), the Doctor of Ministry (Apex School of Theology) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership (Carolina University). He has earned professional certification in Leadership Education.


He previously served in academe as the Executive Vice President of a Title IV theological institution. He regularly speaks to civic and faith-based groups effecting positive spiritual and social change.  He is often requested to offer trainings for church leaders and leadership teams.  Dr. Davis is the President of HRD Strategic Development LLC which offers training and development for religious organizations, higher education institutions, non-profits and small businesses.  Herbert is the author of two books: The Visitation: Your Defining Moment in the Presence of God and The Christian Leadership Blueprint: Seven Principles for Building Something Great, Transformative, and Lasting.  

Herbert is ordained in the Church of God in Christ.  He serves locally as a District Superintendent and Chairman of Ordination.  Within the larger denomination he serves as an Executive Committee Member for the Leadership Conference, Assistant Dean of Administration for the Institute for the General Council of Pastors and Elders, as well as the Assistant AIM Conference Chairman for the Missions Department.  Herbert finds greater meaning and inspiration of life from his wife Psiyina and his four adult daughters. 

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HRD Strategic Development LLC

Mailings: 102 Planters CT Durham, NC 27712


Nehemiah Church COGIC

516 North Mangum Street

Durham, NC 27701 ​

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